UK Asset Manager Baillie Gifford Invests $100M in Blockchain.com

The Edinburgh, Scotland-based company was also an early investor in tech giants Tesla and Google.

Apr 21, 2021 at 11:01 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:44 p.m. UTC

Baillie Gifford, one of the U.K.’s most prominent asset managers, has invested $100 million in crypto exchange and wallet provider Blockchain.com.

  • A blog by Blockchain.com CEO and co-founder Peter Smith on Tuesday said this is the largest single investment in the startup to date.
  • Baillie Gifford is a 110-year old asset management firm headquartered in Edinburgh with $445.3 billion in assets under management (AUM). It was an early investor in such tech giants as Tesla, Google and Amazon.
  • This is one of Baillie Gifford’s first such investments in a company in the crypto space, according to Smith.
  • It also follows less than a month after Blockchain.com raised $300 million in a Series C funding round led by DST Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners and VY Capital, which valued the company at $5.2 billion.

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